The Black Path (novel)

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The Black Path
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Author Åsa Larsson
Original title Svart stig
Translator Marlaine Delargy
Country Sweden
Language Swedish
Series Rebecka Martinsson, #3
Genre crime fiction
Publisher Albert Bonniers förlag (Swedish)
Bantam Dell (English)
Publication date
August 2006
Published in English
Media type Print (Hardback & Paperback)
Pages 423p. (Swedish)
384p. (English)
ISBN 9789100115906 (Swedish)
9780385341011 (English)
Preceded by The Blood Spilt
Followed by Until Thy Wrath be Past

The Black Path (Swedish: Svart stig, 2006) is a crime novel by Swedish writer Åsa Larsson, the third in the Rebecka Martinsson series.[1] It was published in the USA in 2008 in paperback by Bantam Dell, and in the UK in 2012 in hardcover by MacLehose Press.

Irene Scobbie of Swedish Book Review states that the strength of the work is in the character portrayal and in the "authentic Lapland setting". She believes that several of the native Lapland characters have "an almost exotic flavour: an old woman with clairvoyant qualities, two peasant women with artistic gifts, and Killis’s young half-sister who embodies all these qualities and (less convincing in the final stages) becomes a kind of Pippi Longstocking figure as she takes on her half-brother’s enemies".[1]


  1. ^ a b "Åsa Larsson, Svart stig (The Black Path)". Swedish Book Review. Retrieved 17 September 2014.